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Al and Tipper Gore, married 40 years, to separate

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  1. BabuK

    BabuK JF-Expert Member

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage that included a White House run when their sunny relationship offered a counterpoint to President Bill Clinton's philandering.

    According to an e-mail circulated among the couple's associates on Tuesday, the Gores said it was "a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration."

    Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider confirmed the statement came from the Gores, but declined to comment further.

    The Gores were telling friends they "grew apart" after 40 years of marriage and there was no affair involved, according to two longtime close associates and family friends, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

    The associates said the Gores, over time, had carved out separate lives, with the former vice president on the road frequently. One of the associates said: "Their lives had gotten more and more separated."

    Al Gore lost the 2000 presidential election to Republican George W. Bush. He has since campaigned worldwide to draw attention to climate change, which in 2007 led to a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."

    The Gores, who were married on May 19, 1970, at the National Cathedral in Washington, crafted an image as a happily married couple during his eight-year stint as vice president in the 1990s and a presidential candidate in 2000. The couple famously exchanged a long kiss during the 2000 Democratic presidential convention.

    The image of their warm relationship stood in sharp contrast to the Clinton marriage rocked by Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, a scandal that hung over Gore's own presidential campaign.

    Al Gore at the time said his wife was "someone I've loved with my whole heart since the night of my high school senior prom."

    On Halloween, Al and Tipper Gore would dress up in costume and greet trick-or-treaters who made their way to the vice president's mansion. One year, she was dressed as a puppy and he was dressed as Underdog.

    Tipper Gore was a co-founder in 1985 of the Parents Music Resource Center, which pushed for parental warning labels on music with violent or sexually explicit lyrics. The group drew the ire of musicians ranging from Dee Snider of Twisted Sister to Frank Zappa, who said warning labels were unnecessary and a danger to freedom.

    Tipper Gore later became friends with the late Zappa's wife, Gail, and played drums and sang backup on daughter Diva Zappa's album in 1999.

    The Gores have four adult children, Karenna, Kristin, Sarah and Albert III.

    In a letter written to then-girlfriend Tipper as a 17-year-old college freshman, Al Gore wrote: "Mother's having a fit about me riding the motorcycle back to Harvard. Dad's mad at my long hair."

    Gore later held his father's former seats in the U.S. House and Senate for 16 years. He first ran for president in 1988 at age 39, but drew little support outside the South.

    A subsequent bid in 1992 was derailed after the Gores' 6-year-old son almost died after being hit by a car in 1989.

    "It was a very spiritual time for both of us," Tipper Gore later wrote. "In Al's case, he decided to write a book and not to run for president in 1992."

    The book was "Earth in the Balance," and Al Gore ended up in the thick of the 1992 campaign anyway - as Bill Clinton's running mate.

    Tipper Gore, who has acknowledged treatment for depression after Albert III's accident, is a vocal advocate on mental health issues.
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  2. Yegomasika

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    Al and Tipper Gore to separate

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    Al and Tipper Gore announce via e-mail that they have decided to split after 40 years of marriage. Reuters Al and Tipper Gore, whose playful romance enlivened Washington and the campaign trail for a quarter century, have decided to separate after 40 years of marriage, the couple told friends Tuesday.

    In an “Email from Al and Tipper Gore,” the couple said: “We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate.

    “This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further.”

    The e-mail was obtained by POLITICO and confirmed by Kalee Kreider of the office of Al and Tipper Gore. Kreider said there would be no further comment.

    Tipper Gore is a professional photographer who in 1996 published “Picture This: A Visual Diary,” which she called “a personal photographic representation of life as wife of the vice president.”

    She often took pictures at campaign events and behind the scenes when her husband ran for president in 2000. In recent years, she often accompanied him on speaking and book-signing engagements as he continued his quest for action on "the climate crisis."

    During Bill Clinton's presidency, the then-vice president and his wife donned costumes for an annual Halloween party that became a Washington tradition.

    The Gores, who have four children and live in Tennessee, marked their 40th wedding anniversary two weeks ago.

    The Gores both grew up in the Washington area. They met at a high school graduation dance and were married at the National Cathedral on May 19, 1970, according to Tipper Gore’s White House biography.

    My take: Hawa jamaa baada ya miaka 40 ya ndoa naona rigwaride limewashinda, hivi kweli kuna umuhimu wa kuingia kwenye hii club ya wanandoa?.
     
  3. Kiranga

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    Asilimia kubwa ya ndoa ni ku keep up appearances tu.
     
  4. Yegomasika

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    Kwa hiyo watu mnaishi 40+yrs kwa kuvumiliana~hii ni shughuli ambayo sidhani kama ntaiweza.
     
  5. Shedafa

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    Mh, ndugu yangu!, Huyu ni mtu mmoja tu unakata tamaa hutaweza kumvumilia, tutakapohitaji tukupe dhamana utuongoze itakuwaje?. Maana itabidi utuvumilie mamilioni. HIki ni kipimo ameweka Muumbaji na kila mtu ni wajibu akipitie na afaulu, ni sehemu yetu wanadamu kuvumilia. Ukiona umeweza kumvumilia mwenzio (mke/mme), basi ujue unaweza kuwavumilia na watu wengine.
     
  6. Masanilo

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    Ahahahahah nadhani sera nzuri ni kuishi pamoja bila ndoa - cohabitation....!
     
  7. Nyani Ngabu

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    But you know what...not them two. They seemed very much head over heels in love with one another. If someone would have come to me and said Al and Tipper would go their separate ways before Bill and Hillary I would have told them you are out of your mind.

    But then again, like you said...most marriages are for keeping up appearances. I don't think there is a marriage in its truest sense for Bill and Hillary. It's all an elaborate, carefully choreographed show. I don't put it past them to sleep on different beds or bedrooms.

    But this is a shocker to me. That long ass passionate kiss at the DNC convention in 2000 is still vivid in my memory. Too sad and too bad.
     
  8. WomanOfSubstance

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    Marriage is the most difficult institution to predict..its not always "WHAT U SEE IS WHAT YOU GET" THING!

    Mlio ndani mwataka kutoka..mlio nje mwataka kuingia! KAZI KWENU... THE DECISION TO OPT IN OR OPT OUT IS URS SQUARELY BROTHER/SISTER.

    LAKINI HEBU FIKIRIA HIVI: Umeoa/ umeolewa miaka kadhaa baada ya kupendana sana na mwenzio. Mmekaa miaka kadhaa ya shida, raha na kuvumiliana kwa mengi. Siku moja mnaachana....

    Unakutana na mtu mwingine..mnapenda sana.. na kuona hakuna tena kama huyo uliyekutana naye! Mnaamua kuoana!..same thing happens..mnaacha........ itakuwa endless process... KIPI BORA?
     
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    Ukiona hivi..... ujiulize mara mbili...
    SIYO KILA KING'AACHO NI DHAHABU
     
  10. Nyani Ngabu

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    Kweli kabisa dada. Lakini kwa kweli mimi ndio maana nasema kila siku maisha ya ndoa siyawezi. I'm keeping my ass out of it. Been there done that and want none of it again. It's too much to go through.
     
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    Dah , mnakumbuka lile Denda kwenye SNL wow , mbaka leo niko shocked!
     
  12. Ab-Titchaz

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    Here you go.....

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  13. Masikini_Jeuri

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    Tooo bad! Toooooo sad!
     
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    Huo ni uoga wa comittment kwa mwenzio na watoto Masa.
     
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    The famous kiss at the 2000 Democratic National Convention


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    In 2009, former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper, listen to the national anthem at the conclusion of inaugural ceremonies on Capitol in Washington


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    In 2000 then-Democratic presidential candidate Vice President Al Gore gets a kiss from his wife Tipper during a campaign rally at the University of Michigan in Dearborn, Mich.

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    Al and Tipper Gore arrive for the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles
     
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    Former Vice President Al Gore walks with his wife Tipper after speaking to journalists about his decision not to seek the presidency in the 2004 elections December 16, 2002 at the Sheraton Capital Center Hotel in Raleigh, North Carolina.


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    Al Gore and his wife Tipper listen to the group Earth, Wind and Fire during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, 11 December 2007.


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    Writer Kristin Gore, former US Vice President Al Gore, his wife Tipper and son Albert Gore III attend the 79th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 25, 2007 in Hollywood, California.
     
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    Former US Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper attend the grand opening ceremony of the William J. Clinton Presidential center in Little Rock, Arkansas 18 November 2004.
     
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    Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper wave as they walk down West Executive Drive upon leaving the White House after meeting with US President George W. Bush in Washington, DC, 26 November 2007


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    Former presidential candidate Al Gore and wife Tipper pose for photographers at the book signing for their books 'Joined At The Heart,' and 'The Spirit of Family', 19 November 2002 in Los Angeles, CA.


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    Former United States vice president Al Gore and wife Tipper share a laugh as they are interviewed by talk show host Larry King on the CNN program 'Larry King Live' 19 November 2002 at the CNN studios in Los Angeles.
     
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